#59: A Powerful Punch List System

Bryan Kaplan is an international consultant for builders and the construction industry. Over his 21-year career in the industry, he has been an owner, general manager, and home inspector.With his breadth of experience, Bryan brings a systems-oriented approach to his clients. In this interview, we visit with Bryan on punch list systems that help you…

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#58: A Builder’s Path to Financial Freedom with David Gerstel

David Gerstel returns to share his ideas on how builders can achieve financial freedom. David is a best-selling author of several construction books, including his most recent, Nail Your Numbers: A Path to Skilled Construction Estimating and Bidding. He is also a well-known speaker. In addition to being an expert on many things “home building,”…

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#57: Show Host Jared Gossett Shares His Story

Building Optimal Director of Marketing, José Luis Guerra, puts me in the hot seat to talk about my company and my experience in the industry. I need to start doing more builder profiles other than me! If you have any recs, send me an email!

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#56: Financial Stimulus Options for Builders with Sheri Allshouse

If you are hearing a lot of conflicting and confusing info about how the stimulus package affects builders, well, I am too. That’s why I called Sheri Allshouse, our go-to expert on all home building finance matters. In this brief episode, Sheri covers the two primary loans that are available as well as the new…

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#55: Coronavirus Strategies with Risk Expert, Treacy Duerfeldt

Tracy Duerfeldt is back for a second episode with us to talk Coronavirus and a few strategies to cope with it not just from a business and risk management standpoint, but from a mental health standpoint. Treacy is an insurance expert who runs The NationWide Contractors’ Alliance and also WISE Insure. He and Doug Lynch also happen…

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#54: Your Wages AREN’T Your Profits!

If you aren’t separating your wages from your profits, you’re losing money and fooling yourself along the way. This was a conversation I began with Bryan Uhler, second generation builder at Pioneer Builders, Inc, a company his father started 42 years ago. We decided to record the conversation and share it as an episode. Many…

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#53: Brand Building, Connecting with Architects, and More with Byron Brooks

We are talking with fellow custom home builder, Byron Brooks, of Brookwright Developments on today’s episode. Byron does an excellent job creating a unique brand for his company, and he graciously shares that with us, along with his strategy for developing architect relationships. Byron and his company operate in Calgary, Canada where they build beautiful…

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#52: Common Lawsuits and How to Avoid Them with Don Shelton

While we love this business, it has its ugly sides. There’s no “disputing” the legal dangers of home building (dad joke). Large sums of money are in play, the largest investments of people’s lives are unfolding, you get the idea… So, if this were school, this subject would be pretty damned important to ace. That’s…

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#51: Accounting Ask Me Anything With Sheri Allshouse

We are covering our listener accounting and tax questions in today’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode with Sheri Allshouse. Sheri, a repeat guest, is a CPA with an expertise in home building and construction. Her firm is The Allshouse Group in Houston, Texas. In this discussion, we cover a wide variety of accounting and tax topics, from…

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#50: Building Your Sales Team with Sean McDonald

Is it better to work with Realtors or internal sales staff? How much should you pay? How can you build a high performing sales team? We have your answer. Today’s guest is Sean McDonald, a seasoned building executive with more than 30 years experience. He has built countless sales teams and most recently ran the San Antonio…

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